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AoFAQ Level 2 Activity  First Aid (QCF)

The AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF) is a training course which is designed for those who are involved in the outdoor and activity based environments that require a first aid qualification in addition to providing the knowledge and skills to operate in these different and often challenging environments.

Also approved by the Association of First Aiders.

Course Duration: 
  • 2 days 

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AoFAQ Level 2 Activity First Aid (QCF) - Qualification Information
 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

The aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to manage a casualty in the outdoor and activity based environments who requires emergency care until further assistance from the emergency services can be obtained.

This qualification is aimed at anyone who requires a first aid qualification which covers additional training for working in the outdoor and activity based sectors. 
Examples include:

  • Outdoor instructors e.g. hill walking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, etc.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders and Assessors 
  • Cadet force leaders
  • Scout leaders 
  • Guide leaders 
  • Walking leaders 
  • Running leaders, etc.

 

This qualification consists of  2 units:
  • First Aid Essentials 
  • Management of Illness and Injury in Activities

     

 Unit 2: Management of Illness and Injury in Activities

Unit 2: Management of Illness and Injury in Activities

This forms the second part of the qualification. 

1. Conduct a secondary survey.
1.1 Explain the importance of consent 
1.2 Demonstrate a secondary survey: 
Gathering Patient History 
Physical Assessment

2. Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
2.1 Describe how to recognise and manage common types of: 

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains

3. Administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries.
3.1 Describe how to recognise and manage suspected: 

  • Concussion
  • Skull Fracture
  • Cerebral compression 

3.2 Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury

4. Administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest and abdominal injuries.
4.1 Describe how to recognise and manage a chest injury 
4.2 Describe how to recognise and manage an abdominal injury

5. Administer first aid to a casualty with thermal injuries.
5.1 Describe how to manage a burn and scald injury 
5.2 Describe how to manage an incident involving electricity

6. Administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
6.1 Describe how to recognise and manage eye injuries.

7. Administer first aid to a casualty with sudden 
7.1 Describe how poisons enter the body 
7.2 Describe how to recognise and treat a casualty affected by common poisonous substances, including plants 
7.3 Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.

8. Administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock.
8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis 
8.2 Recognise and manage a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock

9. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
9.1 Describe how to recognise and manage the signs and symptoms of major illnesses including:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

10. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
10.1 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold occurring by participating in activities 
10.2 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat occurring by participating in activities


 Unit 1: First Aid Essentials

UNIT 1: First Aid Essentials

This for the first unit of the Activity First Aid Work qualification

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider 
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid 
1.4 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available 
1.5 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment

2. Be able to assess an incident.
2.1 Conduct a scene survey   
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty 
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness 
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing 
3.3 Identify when to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position 
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position 
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 
4.2 Demonstrate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin 
4.3 Identify the accepted modifications to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for children

5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a:

  • Partially blocked airway
  • Completely blocked airway 

5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
6.1 Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding 
6.2 Control external bleeding

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
7.1 Recognise shock 
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises 
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds 
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters



 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

  •  Practical Demonstration
  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge. 

 This qualification  is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:

  • Unit 1: First Aid Essentials
  • Unit 2: Management of Illness and Injury in Activities
 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

 

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

 

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 20 EFAW Certificates are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requiements

Subject knowledge or experience 

  • Holding a current First Aid at Work Certificate (issued by an Ofqual/SQA/Welsh Government recognised Awarding Organisation/Body, an HSE approved training provider or recognised equivalent) or
  • Holding a current Offshore First Aid Certificate issued by a HSE approved training
    provider or
  • Current registration as a Doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC). Or
  • Current registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Or
  • Current registration as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).Or
  • Current First Person on Scene (Intermediate) qualification

Teaching/Assessor qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (CERT ED)
  • Diploma in Education (DIP ED)
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA ED)
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development, Education and Training (MA PDET)
  • Professional trainer certificate
  • IHCD Instructional methods course
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ Learning and Development 
  • CIPD Certificate in Learning Practice 
  • Proof of 30 hours of training in any subject (must be verifiable)  
    If your teaching or training qualification is not listed, please contact us. 

 

 Internal Quality Assurers
   Internal Quality Assurers:

An acceptable portfolio must show:

  • Occupational knowledge and competence in the subject ‐ evidenced by:
    - Holding a relevant subject qualification or suitable experience
  • Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
    - Holding a qualification/completing CPD training or working towards a suitable qualification. 
  • Internal Quality Assurers must:
    - Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they 
      are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
    - Have knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors.
    - Visit and observe assessments.
    - Carry out other related internal quality assurance.
  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment 
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment 
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) 
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) 
    V1 or D34 

Note: This list is not exhaustive. 

 Links and Downloads

Information Links
Skills for Health http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Qualification Specification Qualification Specification L2 Award in Activity First Aid

 Key Points

Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 2 AWARD IN ACTIVITY FIRST AID (QCF)

Abbreviated Name: ACTFA.

National Qualification Number: 601/5438/X

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 20  (this qualification requires a minimum of 16 classroom hrs.)

Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 24 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners

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Progression

The learner can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • AoFAQ Level 2 Award in CPR and AED (CPR)
  • AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
  • AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)